Friday, January 14, 2011

In General: J.A. Jeevendra (Jeeva) Martyn, MD, and Jeannie T. Lee, MD, PhD

J.A. Jeevendra (Jeeva) Martyn, MD, director of the Clinical and Biochemical Pharmacology Laboratory of the MGH Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, and anesthetist-in-chief at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston, is the recipient of the 2010 Excellence in Research Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists. The award recognizes Martyn for his research in a number of areas, including the care of burn patients and critical illness-induced insulin resistance. The award is the highest recognition bestowed by the society.

Jeannie T. Lee, MD, PhD, of the Department of Molecular Biology and also of MGH Pathology, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She is one of 503 AAAS members being honored as 2010 fellows for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. Using X-inactivation as a model, Lee has significantly advanced understanding of how noncoding RNAs, interchromosomal interactions and nuclear compartments control epigenetics on a global scale. Lee also has been elected to the Genetics Society of America (GSA) board of directors for 2011 through 2013. The GSA is a professional membership organization representing more than 4,000 geneticists and science educators.

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